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Position Announcement: Government Documents/Maps, U. Maryland Jeanne A. Baker 06 Apr 1998 20:32 UTC

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TITLE:      Librarian I, Head, Government Documents/Maps Unit
LOCATION:   Public Services Division, McKeldin Library, University of
              Maryland Libraries
CATEGORY:   Associate Staff, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
SALARY:     Commensurate with experience

This position is responsible for providing management and leadership for the
Government Documents/Maps collections and services at the University of
Maryland Libraries, a regional depository library for Maryland, Delaware,
and the District of Columbia.  The Library has been a federal depositiory
since 1925, a regional depositiory since 1968, and is an affiliate of the
Maryland Office of Planning, State Data Center.  It also houses a selective
collection of international documents and has a Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) service under development.  The Map collection is home to
approximately 350,000 items, primarily from U.S. government sources.
Staffing of the unit includes one additional librarian and three library

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Manages all activities of government documents and maps
including personnel, planning, collections, and provision of quality
services; provides reference service, including nights and weekends, and
library instruction including assistance with an extensive collection of
electronic information resources; plans and implements programs and
services that raise awareness and use of the collections; establishes
policies and procedures for the selection, acquisition, circulation, and
management of materials from the collections; works in close cooperation
with the Technical Services Division on the processing of documents;
responsible for meeting the Libraries' collection, service and consulting
obligations as a U.S. government documents regional depository; represents
the department at professional meetings related to government
publications; promotes close cooperation with other public services in the
library, particularly the Engineering/Physical Sciences Library which
houses a patent and trademark depository and technical reports collection.

QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.  Three
to five years' professional government documents experience; knowledge of
U.S. and international documents; experience with the Federal Depository
Library Program; knowledge of microcomputer and Internet applications in
libraries, particularly in relation to government publications; strong
commitment to public service; good oral and written communication skills;
ability to work collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing
environment; relevant supervisory experience; knowledge of emerging trends
in government information publication and dissemination.  Preferred:
Familiarity or experience with cartographic information and collections;
teaching or library instruction experience.

BENEFITS:  22 days annual leave and 3 personal days; 15 paid holidays;
15 days sick leave.  Employer contributes to health insurance and
retirement (State pension or TIAA-CREF); tuition remission.

APPLICATIONS:  For full consideration, submit a cover letter and a resume
and names/addresses of three references by May 15, 1998.  Applications
accepted until the position is filled.  Send resume to: Ray Foster,
Library Personnel Services, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742-7011.  You may also fax your resume: (301)
314-9960.  Libraries Web Address: